16 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this weekend (Sep 25-27)

Fri, Sep 25

In the SOUTHERN WINDS, artists from Indonesia and Singapore pay tribute to Hayao Miyazaki (of Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro fame) with their artwork. 

Gillman Barracks celebrates its third anniversary with Art After Dark, featuring big-deal Singaporean artists like Amanda Heng, Middle Eastern themed bazaar Souk Out, second-hand books and live music from Darker Than Wax.

The exhibition, What is is about when it’s about nothing features work by seven Singaporean artists like Adeline Kueh and Homa Shojaie who explore the the anxiety to quickly assign meaning to art. 

If you’ve missed the films at A Design Film Festival, catch some of them, including Dior And I and The Salt of the Earth, at the Alliance Francaise Singapour.

Tease your hair and slap on some blue eyeshadow and party like it’s the 80s at Jalan Sultan. The NOW THIS IS WHAT I CALL MUSIC 80s.

Apart from doing yoga at the beach and and at People’s Park complex, go for Full Moon Yoga at 36 Armenian Street. 

Sat, Sep 26

The rock band MUSE returns to Singapore. Expect songs from their latest album, Drones, and earlier hits from previous years.

Or watch well-known local usual suspects like Space Days and TAJ rock out, and get to know more obscure ones like The Oddfellows, Typewriter and Plain Sunset at The Tribal Gathering of Tongue Tasters.

Elsewhere, local musicians Joie Tan, Xueyi and Sammybubbas are getting together at The Company of Cats to raise funds for the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home.

The Lepark Car Boot Sale Party is here once again. Scavenge for secondhand and vintage treasures atop People’s Park Complex. 

Part of IndigNation, this year’s ContraDiction XI: Sexual History showcases a saucy range of literary works from queer writers. Look out for the host Ng Yi-Sheng, who gamely emcess in a costume every year.

Support local farmers, try out environmentally-friendly food and learn how to live more sustainably at Earthfest.

Sun, Sep27

Taste 15 different types of Bacardi Legacy creations from 15 local bartenders at Bacardi True Rums Night. Head to Long Chim to support local mixologists.

Coq and Balls the Good Times crew present Good Times: The Sunday Edition, featuring DJ Prema and electronica musician Yeule, as well as ATTAGIRL doing a playlist by local female DJs.

Get naughty at the Magic Mike themed party, MAGIC MONKEY xxXL, with drinks like Monkey Shoulder Monkey 47 and Meat Liquor. All proceeds from this party go to Acres.

Bubbly blond fitness personality Lorna Jane Clarkson is coming down to Singapore for Active Nation Day. The mouthfully-named Move Nourish Believe marketplace will sell bliss balls, nuts, with brands like Gryphon Teas and Young Living essential oils.